Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. Their dynamic performances; a full spectrum of their repertoire have audiences and critics articulating their esteem. The quartet is a highly respected force in Australian chamber music.
Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. Their dynamic performances of a full spectrum of repertoire have audiences and critics articulating their esteem, and the quartet is a highly respected force in Australian chamber music.
Flinders Quartet is regularly invited to perform for chamber music presenters and is in demand at festivals throughout Australia, often in association with some of the country’s finest talents, including Slava Grigoryan, Kristian Chong, Ian Munro, Paul Dean, Karin Schaupp, Genevieve Lacey, Jayson Gillham and Hoang Pham. International engagements have taken them to the UK, Singapore, Finland, Sweden and Canada.
Flinders Quartet s first commercial CD release, Reinventions with Genevieve Lacey, met with critical and popular acclaim, and was re-released on the ABC Classics label in 2015, reaching #1 on the ARIA Core Classical album chart. Also on the ABC Classics label is Flinders Quartet’s ARIA-nominated 2011 release, Fandango with Karin Schaupp, and the 2015 release Intimate Voices: Sibelius String Quartets. In 2017, Flinders Quartet will record and release a CD of Australian works commissioned and/or premiered by the quartet.
The members of Flinders Quartet have a steadfast commitment to the development of Australian chamber music, musicians and audiences. As teachers and mentors they regularly work with the Australian Youth Orchestra and its developmental programs for young chamber groups. They also work with the Victorian Amateur Chamber Music Society, and are regularly invited to tutor at secondary and tertiary institutions throughout Australia including the University of Melbourne.